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, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be taking to defend the country with this new u.n. resolution. when he was asked about the cease-fire that the resolution calls for, he seemed to indicate that the government here was going to take some time to do that. they didn't have anyone to negotiate with that they would put it in place. but this was something that was going to take time. seemed to hint that the army here may plan to continue with some of its offensive. that offensive was going on in the east, and we have no updated information from that front line this morning, christine. >> does this u.n. resolution paint -- does it paint them into a corner, gadhafi and his alli
of course sending a massive amount of aid and the u.s. military. the u.s.s. ronald reagan, the carrier strike group has an aircraft carrier and a number of united states ships there assisting in the rescue efforts as well as using-- we saw this in hurricane katrina, of course, the military and coast card using the massive ships as basically floating hospitals where they have fresh water and dave you pointed out earlier, the des desalization process. >> and that's vital and 70 countries offered aid including china which is interesting because they've been very contentious for years and years, especially in the last couple, over an incident that international waters in japan, and we won't get into the particulars, however, china came to their aid and offered condolences, offered money and as we've pointed out, the united states appears to be leading the way and we're supposed to check in with the 7th fleet of the navy later on this morning what they're doing to help. >> alisyn: you can see already, food ap supplies are distributed by our military and meanwhile, satellite photos are just
from south korea. u.s. military ships are delivering food and relief supplies and a british rescue team is scheduled to arrive on sunday with heavy lifting equipment and 150 rescue experts and search dogs from virginia and california are on their way to japan to help right now. >>> a few people have tested positive for radiation exposure according to a report on japanese public television. they were near a nuclear facility when something inside the plant exploded shortly after the earthquake. government officials say the reactor itself was not damaged. >>> and hawaii is moving to get federal funds to help rebuild in the aftermath of the tsunami. it struck the hawaiian islands early yesterday morning, sweeping maui's coast with six-foot waves, causing millions of dollars in damage. and hawaii's governor signed a state of disaster proclamation today. >>> and in california, governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in four counties. in crescent city, waves topped eight feet. in northern california, one man was killed when he was swept out to sea while taking pictures of the ts
, they may not dangers that people here in the u-s are worried about too. phe radiation is leaking from two nuclear reactors along thh pacific coast, that were heavvly daaaged by the earthquake. then yesterday, another explosion shook the region, damaging a containment poolland exposing part or all of the nuclear fuel rods iim still very concerned about what might happen to these are designed to not fail, but - so many things that were not supposed happen have hhppened or things that were supposed to happen have noo happened. elevated radiation levels were detected 25 miles south of ttkyo.and now, there's fear in the u-s about radiation poisoning here.many people are buying anti-radiation medication.one company has already sold out......another medication doesn't require a prescription.but, health officials on the west coast say... the distanne between japan anddthe united states will disperse almost all of the radiaaion before it even getsshere.washington state ii nearly 5 thousand miles froo japan.we are nearly 7-thousand miles away here n baltimore. as fears over radiation poisoning gr
, and these are u.s. company that is have their core base here. the good news is i think if we meet the object i haves -- objectives that we've talked about, we will stimulate clean technologies, software, hardware, all of the real disruptive technologies that we are talking about. they are global, their competitors are global, they have to be global. i think if we do the right thing, we are going to do well by exports. which is real positive. >> this is a really important point. we tend to maybe think of these things in silos. but one the president's key initiatives is doubling exports over the next five years. and, of course, that involves, you know, large companies, boeing and others. when you look at the numbers, the real way we're going to do is in increasing in the small and medium-sized enterprises. turns out that 30% of the exports are from small and medium-sized enterprises. and that's disproportionally small. and there's only 250,000 small companies that export. so if you look at the math, there's almost three million small businesses $30 million smalls. xiii of them who have traded go
is representation of coalition strikes against khadafy's ground maneuver forces ten miles south of benghazi. 15 u.s. air force and marine corps aircraft participated as well as from france and great britain. they were backed up by u.s. navy providing electronic warfare report. reports are coming in but we judge these to have been quite successful as halting the regime's ground movement. highlighted are still shots from the weapon systems video. benghazi is not complete safe from the attack but under less threat than it was yesterday and suffering from isolation and good deal of confusion. next slide, please. you can see here basically lay down of how we see the battle space today with the regime forces more pressed and less free to maneuver before operations commenced we now have the capability to patrol the airspace over libya, shifting to more consistent and persistent air presence. as the mullen reported, the no-fly zone is effectively in place. let me conclude, this is an international effort designed to enforce a u.n. mandate and since i spoke to you last the coalition has been joined by force
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stated that it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. we have a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy. >> the american people from the congress need to hear what our president believes his objectives are. if we are going into a war with libya, we should declare a war on libya. we should pull together with our allies and try to figure out a plan of how that war is to be won. these are things that must be debated here in washington apart from paris or at least encounters with other countries in which we say we'll hold your coat. we don't object to what you are up to. >>> good morning. welcome to morning joe. beautiful shot. times square. beautiful because i'm not there. i'm in dallas. mika is in the south of france trying to gather a feeling of the people in that beautiful part of the country. a story breaking suggesting that america, the united kingdom upset with the french leadership for overreaching. we are going to talk to mike barnicle about that. visiting professor, harlds ford junior and the great willie geist. pat buchanan and the host of
, david applegate of the u.s. geological survey will discuss the threat of earthquakes and other july 6 -- your logic hazards. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: good morning, friday, march 18. we will open up the phone lines for your comments today on the story that is most important to you. we will put the phone numbers on the screen right away. unfolding news about the u.n. security council and possible air strikes against libya, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may includ
. and in about 45 minutes, former u.s. comp then, political strategist maria cardona and john feehery and we will discuss the arab world with a former u.s. ambassador to morocco, marc ginsburg. on this channel, "washington journal" is next, live with your phone calls. later today, we will give you a brown paper -- roundtable that will include the mayor of boston, st. paul, the minnesota, green though, mississippi, and sacramento, california. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] host: the video on your screen is some of the latest footage on the air raids in libya, courtesy of the aljazeera network. with the president act in town, questions are being raised about u.s. policy and goals in libya. that is our discussion this morning on the "washington journal" as we go through the newspapers. what do you think? how is the president handling the libya conflict so far? 202 is the area code -- how do you think the president is handling the libyan conflict. yesterday speaker john boehner sent this letter to the president. speaker boehner list several questions he asks the question
interview with former secretary of state, madeleine albright, hear what she has to say about the u.s. policy in libya. from lexus. r galld welcome to the darker side of green. see your lexus dealer. ♪ today is saturday announcer: 60 minutes of physical activity a day and eating well can help get your child healthy. get ideas. get involved. get going at letsmove.gov. that's letsmove.gov. >>> scenes from misurata, as the violence continues in this conflict. the air campaign against libya has depleted moammar gadhafi's arsenal but he is still defiant and still in power. earlier, i discussed the u.s. role with former secretary of state, madeleine albright. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> good to be with you, don. >> much has been made of this conflict and how the united states got involved. i have to ask you, do you think the president handled this properly and should we have intervened? >> i think he handled it very well. the reason we intervened is that terrible things were happening on the ground in libya. people were being killed. gadhafi himself had said that he was going to s
of a new partnership to fight distracted driving. a partnership between "consumer reports" and the u.s. department of transportation. the transportation secretary ray la hood says distracted driving killed nearly 5500 people in 2009. joran van der sloot, the key suspect in the 2005 disappearance of the american teenager natalee holloway will plead guilty to the killing of another woman last year in peru, so says his lawyer. and says the 23-year-old will argue temporary temporary insanity to try to shorten his sentence. van der sloot met with the woman while gambling last may. joran van der sloot's lawyer says he plans to argue that his client killed 21-year-old stefanie florist because she had learned of his relation to the holloway case while using his lap top. van der sloot is not formally charged in that case. a 20-year-old police chief who had accepted the job as police chief of a violent mexican border town is now without a job. garcia fired today for abandoning her post. according to a statement from the city there, the police chief had been granted permission to travel to the un
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
just a few weeks ago. >> i was told that i would be assassinated. >> the gunman kills two u.s. airmen on a bus in frankfurt. hello. it was the day that gaddafi loyalists seemed to be fighting back against the libyan uprisings in earnest, but now, the libyan leader's opponents look to be back in control. they bit off an attack by the libyan army unit with vastly superior weaponry, but at one point, they did have the upper hand. medics say at least 14 people died in the fighting. "bbc world news" editor reports from nearby. >> news on the attack reached us in the early morning. defenders started preparing for the possibility that colonel gaddafi's forces would roll straight on and try to capture this place. they were excited and nervous. defenders here have a few ancient russian tanks which they rolled out. older and less effective than the tanks the gaddafi forces are apparently using. many of the volunteers here are deserters from colonel gaddafi's army. their position could be particularly dangerous. but the mood is defiant. >> we have decided there is only one way for us to go, and
to be qaddafi's presidential compound. still, both the brits and the u.s. military leaders say qaddafi is not the target of this mission. >> this is not about going -- going after qaddafi himself or attacking him at this particular point in time. it's about achieving these narrow and relatively limited objectives so that he stops killing his people and so humanitarian support can be provided. >> still, certainly it is sys m symbolic to the libyan leader can hit his home. our defense secretary says the u.s. role in this effort should begin to diminish. >> we expect that in a matter of days to be able to turn over the primary responsibility to others. we will continue to support the coalition. we will be a member of the coalition. we will have a military role in the coalition. but we will not have the pre-eminent role. >> admiral mullin says that support role will include intelligence support, jamming capabilities and assistance with the overall mission and the no-fly zone. back to you guys in new york. >> thanks for setting the table. john kerry, seniator sessions, admiral mullin, e
's not going to change. but it seems that the u.s. is trying to do a last-ditch effort to prevent a slaughter in benghazi. and saif gadhafi said, don't bomb us. it was very strange. listen to what he said. >> we want, even americans, to help us get rid of the remnants of those people and have a peaceful country. we want you to help us 20, you know, middle east democracy. more freedom. being peaceful. but not to threaten us with air strikes. we will not be afraid. >> and he said whatever happens is not going to cause his father to leave office. >> but i couldn't help but when we were listening with george. if you're waking up this morning and you hear that his father is considering shooting down passenger planes. american passenger planes. is he serious about that? >> well, the defense minister made that threat. and they did do lockerbie. they've taken admission for it. they do do that. clearly, one of the things that happens is you have to be prepared for some kind of retaliation. and they're threatening terrorism. >> what's your gut here? >> the gut is they don't have significant air defense
that if something like this happens in the u.s. that you'll have the ability, and i understand apparently from some of the testimony, what i've read is apparently you guys are in charge. in terms of implementing, you're the go-to people now? is that accurate in terms of dictating who does what and who's in charge? an ongoing plan that's developing? >> in response to nuclear power plant, the inside of the facility is regulated by nuclear regulatory commission. outside of the plant is actually the local and state responders with fema supporting them. if you have a scenario that resulted in release, the most important thing to occur is successfully evacuate people away from that plant. those the type of things that the exercise plans work on. these are the things that local and state officials train against, and our role of the federal government, to support them we additional resources required in the event of an evacuations had to take place. those are the thing, and i think from a standpoint of your question, if you would like senators to have our staff, reach out with the state and give your staff
begins anew. and the fight over the federal budget heads to the u.s. senate. lawmakers prepare to vote on two very different plans to keep the government running. fair and balanced. we're live on capitol hill. >> in box two, the key suspect in the disappearance of natalee holloway now appearing to plead guilty to another crime. what it could mean for the case coming up. and in box three, new questions over the accused tucson shooter's mental state and what prosecutors want to send jared loughner all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. in "studio b." but, first from fox at 3:00 in new york, muammar qaddafi reportedly gaining ground now in the effort to crush the libyan uprising. and air power is the dictator's biggest advantage. government war planes launching new strikes from above target the rebels in the oil port and adding pressure on the international community to set up a no-fly zone. is that the right thing to do? there is word muammar qaddafi has recaptured one city which is 30 miles to the we have the cap dallas, and the city is in ruins. libyan state television is n
taliban situation for the u.s. what is the worst case scenario? >> libya has been very strong having its young men go overseas to fight in islamic insurgency, balkans, chechnya, especially ir rack when the height of the fighting was there. those that don't get killed go home. i think the core of the resistance, whatever little military ability they have is probably made up by people elsewhere we would call mujahadeen. so it's a dicey proposition to be getting involved with this. i'm not sure that the opposition, if it takes power, is going to be much better than was gadhafi. >> that's why you need to have the cia, i presume, in there vetting, as we said, who are these people? who are the elements funding or supporting them? who are politically the most palatable and least palatable among them, the white house saying no decision has been made. i have a question for you as a cia veteran, i guess. the fact that we even know about this, is that unusual? should where he just assume the cia in this sort of situation would, of course, be in there on the ground? >> you have to assume the preside
investors in the u.s. as we just discussed, oil prices keep on spiking up another 2.7% yesterday. this is the increase in oil closing at just under $100 a barrel here in the united states. it was higher than that last week, but it has been in that area for a while. as a result of that, take a look at what happened in stock markets. the dow took a big hit, down 168 points. we also heard from federal reserve chairman ben bernanke who expressed concern about the economic recovery if the price of oil keeps climbing. >>> also, democrats south of the border in wisconsin still staying away in illinois. and the governor of wisconsin unveiling his new state budget, which includes cuts to schools and local municipalities. and the protests will continue at the capitol. the governor planned to cut compensation and collective bargaining rights for union work sti ers. cnn's david mattingly is live in madison, wisconsin. any movement on either side? is there any hope of resolving this? or are we seeing more of the same today, david? >> well, kiran, we're approaching the two-week mark of that da
in on our own. we should be going in under the u.n., not the u.s. flag. we shouldn't attack a country this didn't attack us first and shouldn't have boots on the ground. from that mouth, this is sort of the perfect way to go. we go in not under the u.s. flag but under the u.n. flag. we go in on the humanitarian mission, short-term limited thing, no boots on the ground. i think that going in, he did it the right way. my big question is how long are we going to be there? what really is our mission? i think the -- it is really, really fuzzy whether it is just to protect the rebels or to get gadhafi out. we are saying both things. how much is it going to cost? it depends on how soon we get out. if we could turn this over to the french government or to somebody else, as they say they are going to, in a couple of days, get out of there, then i think this is going to be a successful operation. if it drags on and gadhafi stays in power, it is another loser. >> pat buchanan, what are the odds if we are being realistic we will be out as the president had said in a mere matter of days, turning i
with the very latest. >> reporter: this is what the u.s. and it allies are trying to stop. gadhafi forces pounding rebels in the western city of misrata. the rebels claim this video i don't was taken friday even after gadhafi announced a cease fire. in fact gadhafi seemed determined to carry out a bloody threat to retake the rebel strong hold benghazi. he said he would show no mercy and no compassion. all this prompted a grave commander in chief to issue a blunt warning. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> reporter: president obama spoke shortly after briefing 18 congressional leaders, including many wary of yet another military engagement in a ththir muslim country. but in benghazi, rebels cheered the u.n. decision to come to their rescue. >> very happy. >> reporter: as the fighting continues, the president is sending his secretary of state to paris to consult again with the allies. >> colonel gadhafi's refusal to
, fest snag in the no-fly zone. a u.s. jet fighter, f-15 crashed due to technical reasons just outside of the rebel stronghold of benghazi. it crashed in the feel. both crew members able to eject. both crew members safely out of the country. right now, qaddafi forces are dug in and according to the admiral in charge of coalition forces, they are attacking civilians that violates the u.n. security council resolution. this will be the first major test in an urban environment of how air power can help remove dug in government forces. in tripoli, libya, steve harrigan, fox news. >> thanks very much. just touched on the most important thing right now and that is the guys are driving around and killing people on the street. that people in tripoli say what we really need here is a no drive zone. >> that's what senator john mccain asked for. you have to ask yourself this. the minute we said there's going to be some action and we're going to do it to protect the libyan people. we find out that the libyan forces went right into the second biggest city that the rebels held so they start wiping th
and a cell phone. >>> president obama insists the u.s. had to get involved in libya to stop a massacre, and right now, secretary of state hillary clinton is in london, meeting with leaders from around the globe to figure out what to do about moammar gadhafi. here's what she said just moments ago. we don't have that, but we do have from the president last night in his nationally televised speech, where he promised ground troops would not be used to remove moammar gadhafi. and to prove that point, he took a page out of history. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our troops, and the determination of our diplomats, we are hopeful about iraq's future. but regime change there took eight years, thousands of american and iraqi lives, and nearly $1 trillion. that is not something we can afford to repeat in libya. >> the speech is doing little to calm gop critics this morning, including house speaker john boehner. he says americans still have no answer to the fundamental question, what does success in libya look like? and one of the presiden
. in the news, libyan leader moammar gadhafi warned today that thousands of libyans will die in the u.s. or nato intervene in his country. overnight his forces launched a counter offensive against forces who control a key oil installation. today, britain said it has started an operation to airlift refugees stranded on the border with tunisia. meantime the u.s. navy has sent two ships through the suez canal on the way to libya's mediterranean coast to offer humanitarian relief. the u.s. government will likely stay open for business as the house has approved $4 billion in spending cuts to keep the government from shutting down when current funding expires. the bill advances to the senate for a vote today. california's attorney general has asked a federal appeals court on tuesday to let same-sex marriages resume immediately in her state while the courts decide if california's proposition 8 which bans gay marriages is unconstitutional. six months ago a federal district judge ordered a halt to the marriages while the case is on ale peel. a new study is raising concerns about the use of heart devices
anything. >>alisyn: and he called it racist saying the u.s. and others are colonizing libya. muammar qaddafi is claiming there is a cease-fire and then, yet, going on, to say all of this stuff, they are massacring us and imposing a no-fly zone after the other and one military attack after another. this is hatred and racism. >> there are fears of terrorism in the united states in the allied power that will take on this effort in libya and that has been made clear by the white house. we have to also understand based upon muammar qaddafi's history of being allied with the greatest terrorists of the 20th century and the strongman dictators there will be a military response and we see it today, obviously not keeping the cease-fire. >> we will bring you the latest from libya all morning and we have a few other headlines. starting with this news alert. video giving us a look at the containment efforts going on at the nuclear sites in japan, spraying the reactors with water to keep temperatures down and stop a melt down. the real goal to restore the electric cooling pump. workers connected a
a country that has not attacked us? >> you know, i think barack obama and the u.s. is obviously in a tough place here. a country like the united states, there's a -- we have fundamental values that we are in favor of. and you know, gadhafi, you never know what he is going to do. there's always the potential of humanitarian disaster in libya. and i think that starting off with the u.n. resolution, the idea of the no-fly zone is a good start. do i believe that you need to move cautiously but i don't think the united states can just sit back and watch some terrible happening unfold in libya. >> especially if the president makes pronouncements like he has. especially the fact that he has been saying that gadhafi must go. i don't know what this has done to his credibility to not act on it. >> did the president make the right call? >> we're not doing this unilaterally. you said repeatedly on this show that the united states shouldn't go in there themselves, shouldn't be the world's policeman. >> agreed. >> we went to the u.n., particularly france, somewhat amazingly were in favor of going in the
? >> now, some in the media are panicking about possible radiation from japan. coming to the u.s.a. we will take a look at that also tonight, dennis miller on libya. bill maher calls sarah palin another nativity i can't man -- nasty name. and john travolta wants you to be safe. >> this is your captain speaking. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. would you stand by and watch someone be murdered? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. as you may know, i'm a simple man. i break down the news in very basic terms. so, let's do that with libya. we begin with the quote the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. that is certainly true, don't you think? evil wins if it's not confronted and history proves it. libya we know that qaddafi is evil. is he a terrorist, he murders people. we also know that some brave rebels finally moved against him. because of rebels are not well-armed or organized, qaddafi's mercenaries are able
even though libya is not vital to u.s. interests? that's the question. joining us now, dick morris, former advisor to president clinton and the author of the new book "revolt." all right. that's the question for you. >> well, i think that -- i wrote this in a column on my web site dickmorris.com. this guy is playing checkers when he should be playing chess. he's moving the pieces one at a time without thinking five moves down the road. so ok, we're intervening from the air to protect civilians from mass slaughter. all right, that's good right now. now, what happens if we can't get rid of qaddafi and he continues to slaughter the people? you're going to send in ground troops or just say, ok, now we'll turn a blind eye. let's say we get rid of qaddafi and then an iraq style civil war breaks out where his cronies and political party goes underground challenging the rebels with ongoing terrorist tactics like happened in iraq. are we going to turn a blind eye to that? at what point do you disengage. at what point do the libyan rebels take over and turn out to be heavily infiltrated by a
's response. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the u.s. and its allies are escalating pressure on moammar gadhafi. the justice department is being asked to open a new investigation into whether the libyan leader personally ordered one of the worst terror attacks in u.s. history. for than two decades after more 270 people, including 19 americans, died in the bombing of pan am flight 103, shocking accusation from defectors, that moammar gadhafi may have himself ordered the terror attack. sparking calls for a new investigation. >> there have been statements made in the last days by what are now former members of the libyan government fingering gadhafi, making it clear that the order came from the very top. i think we need to move expeditiously. >> reporter: this after two administrations -- bush and obama -- dealt with gadhafi. some of the families of the lockerbie victims have written to president obama and say they are furious, sickened. stephanie's husband, michael, justice department lawyer, was on the flight. >> we had chosen to look the other way because of business
for the rebels after intense fighting they captured a key city and held by punishing air strikes from u.s. and coalition forces. nbc news chief foreign correspondent richened engel is on the ground. richard, good morning. >> good morning, lester. we are on the outskirts of ajdabiya. this town clearly taken by the rebels and with considerable help. you can see beind me one of gadhafi's tanks that was obliterated by air strikes. the rebels have pushed about 50 miles to the west of here. so, advancing their frontline in the past 24 hours or so. they say they will continue this until they can reach some more gadhafi-held territory. this is a rebel now counteroffensive under way, assisted by the western airstrikes. lester? >> richer, the nato officials say they're not trying to actively assist the rebels but in trying to protect civilians. their bombs are helping. how far can the rebels advance and is gadhafi's army, in fact, crumbling? >> gadhafgadhafi's army certain this area is crumbling. when you look on the ground, we've seen 20 armored vehicles destroyed from the air. it seems this is no
at the end of the war in which benjamin franklin was one of the key u.s. and initiators. over the course of many months the five peace negotiators are meeting in paris hashing out terms of the independence of the united states. lots and lots of sticking points, but their resolve all of them until they get to one last one in the fall of 1782. and the sticking point concerns whether the u.s. is going to be made responsible for giving compensation to loyalists his property has been confiscated during the war. most of the other american negotiators are okay, but benjamin franklin will not give in on this point. he says, if you grant compensation i'm not going to sign the treaty. we have to keep fighting the war. and it anticipates his later act of property related. the two rarely ever meet again. at think these family divides do matter, and i do think what i think about most is that getting into the personalities and into the individual experience is important for explaining how history has operated. >> he said that this is the first book about the loyalist exile, refugee what to you feel sh
's exactly the sachuatiituati u.s. military hates. you don't know who's friend or foe. it's too messy. >>> another big story, the budget battle in wisconsin is going to heat up today when scott walker presents his two-year budget plan for the state. today is also the deadline foruo democrats who are blocking a vote. if they don't return from illinois, walker says the state will lose its chance to refinance debt and prevent the layoff of some 1,500 state workers. that is a classic showdown. meanwhile, president obama said this about the stand-off yesterday. >> i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon. we need to attract the best and the brightest to public service. these times demand it. >> you know, it's -- i'm glad that he said that. >> yeah. >> because -- because i -- i think it's terrible that scott walker has called public unions -- compared them to hitler and mussolini and mubarak. hold on, let me -- >> i have walker's response. >> i'm glad the president stood up to the hate coming from conservative
negotiations of the end of the war and which benjamin franklin was one of the key u.s. negotiators and over the course of many months the five peace negotiators are meeting in paris and hashing out the terms of the independence of the united states and there are lots of sticking points along the way that there was until they get to the one of last one and the kind of fall of 1782i guess it is, and the sticking point concerns whether the u.s. is going to be made responsible for giving compensation to loyalist whose property is the confiscated during the war, and on this point most of the other american negotiators are okay with it adams and john jay that when gen franklin will not give in on this point and he says if you grant compensation i'm not going to sign the treaty. we have to keep on fighting the war. so if you want the reverse, you know, and it anticipates his own leader access of sort of property related vengeance. he writes william out of his will leader and the two rarely ever meet again. and i think they do better and what i think about most is getting into the personality and t
watching hannity last night, it was revealed late in the day yesterday that unbeknownst to most u.s. senators apparently harry reid, nancy pelosi and obama hid $105 billion worth of appropriations inside that gigantic health care bill and nancy pelosi said we'll have to pass the thing to find out what's in it. we're finding out what's in it and it has prefunded itself for the next eight years. often times they pass bills and fund it later. it's not very often they do it this way. here she is. >> the bad news is obamacare is prefunded for the next eight years. the implementation. we thought if we can't repeal it, at least -- >> you can defund it. >> at least we can defund it. >> you cannot defund it. >> no, it's done. it's done! >> there's no way to remedy this? >> yes, there is. that's the good news. the good news is we've got this two-week continuing resolution. government runs out of money on march 18th. this is what we propose. we've written language to add on to the next continuing resolution that says obama, pelosi, reid, you give this money back. you didn't tell the americ
up 6 percent. 2 japanese auto makers with factory in the u.s. halt some production because they are not sure how many parts will be available to build more cars p.subaru suspended production at the plant in indiana which employs 3500 workers and built 150,000 vehicles last year. toyota also suspending over time and production on saturday at all of the north american plants. so it can assess the availability of parts. >> senate energy committee will look at nuclear safety in the country tomorrow. bay area is well aware of the need to keep critical facilities open and operating after a major earthquake. before david louie shows us 2 example of how technology will hopefully make a difference. >>reporter: with the soaring ceiling and wall of glass the international terminal at sfo looks vulnerable but designed to withstand 8 point earthquake. >> i believe it if they say it but you never know. you know. until it happens. >>reporter: this is damage to the old central terminal after the 1989 about earthquake. that is not expected to happen today. the main area is designed t
. >>> and for more on this, let's turn to the u.s. ambassador for the united nations, susan rice. good morning, ambassador rice. you saw the interview with christiane amanpour. yesterday, you called gadhafi delusional, accused of slaughtering his own people. he's continuing to attack rebel forces today. you listen to him and he sounds like a man who's not willing to go. are you hearing anything through diplomatic channels that he can be persuaded to go? or is this a fight to the death? >> good morning, george. good to be with you. i think the international community has joined with the people of libya, expressing their outrage at the killing and slaughtering and the frankly crazy behavior we've seen out of colonel gadhafi. the international community is going to keep the pressure on. the european union adopted strong sanctions yesterday, joining the united states, which has seized $30 billion in gadhafi-related assets. there's military contingency planning for humanitarian and other contingenciecontingencies. we're going to keep the pressure on gadhafi until he steps down and allows people to
on possible military operations. gadhafi is promising to fight any no-fly zone, which he says proves the u.s. and other western nations are out to steal libya's oil. miguel marquez is on the scene in tripoli. miguel? >> reporter: good morning, george. moammar gadhafi is more confident this morning as the rebel advance in the east has been stopped in its tracks by his superior fire power. rebel forces have fallen back to the port city of ras lanuf and are digging in. now simply trying to hold their ground. a stunning turn of events. just days ago, rebel forces raced hundreds of miles towards tripoli. the momentum, with them. >> today, we can get ras lanuf. tomorrow, we will kill you everywhere in libya. >> reporter: anti-government protests broke in the capital and nearby towns. it looked like the end to one of the world's most bizarre authoritarian rulers. but dissent in and around tripoli is being violently crushed with everything such as riot police to tanks. in the capital where reporters cannot go, one said by phone, the fire is so heavy, the destruction so complete, it's like the town i
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